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Old 08-25-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
Zach Even - Esh
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a while back CF had posted about many of us having probs. w/the pacific fibre ropes coming apart.

has anyone heard of this being fixed, and gone back to PF for new thick rope / climbing rope?

Just curious.

thanks in advanced!

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Zach i ordered my rope from pacific fibre 23foot with a loop in the end 1.5 in diameter, had it in a tree for a short time then my tree limb broke, i am now trying to make a rope climb from 6x6 post. I read about the rope failures after i already purchased the rope, the loop is wrapped with twine at the base of the loop and the tag ends are taped red. I was keeping a eye on the tag ends aas i guess they can come unraveled and cause the rope to fail, i asked the owner and he walked me through the way the loop was supposed to be made, where the twine is wrapped around the loop he called it something dont remember the terminology, he assured it would be safe and said they are a old company that sells all over the world and to the military, i dont know the particulars of the rope failures so cant speak on that and to tell you the truth could be sold a bill of goods as far as the correct construction of the loop and what is supposed to be done with the ends. It would appear that if you watched the tag ends and made sure they did not unravel it would be safe the 1.5 in rope dont even know a 200lb human is on it.
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jerry

thanks for your response brother :-)

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:26 PM   #4
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no prob, your welcome
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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Z, your new book is driving me nuts with new training ideas, thanks!
Have you tried using a bowline knot to make secure loops in your ropes?
I used them extensively when I used to cut trees for a living to either lower a heavy limb or control a tree I was taking down. They really hold.
If you put a couple of half-hitch knots after the bowline, the loop should never slip or come loose.
Hope that helps someone.
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